Christmas Day feast for people celebrating alone

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 October 2015

Gilly Chu from Gilly's Cafe, Deb Bear from Tesco and volunteerrs Andy Marshell and Alison Merry who organised a Christmas meal for people on their own.

Gilly Chu from Gilly's Cafe, Deb Bear from Tesco and volunteerrs Andy Marshell and Alison Merry who organised a Christmas meal for people on their own.

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Caring volunteers from Nailsea are teaming up to host a Christmas meal for people on their own this year.

Tesco, in Nailsea, and Holy Trinity Church will be serving up a Christmas lunch for members of the community who would like someone to celebrate with.

Volunteers from the supermarket and church ran the first one last year and they want to make this year’s event even bigger and better.

Deb Bear, from Tesco, said: “This Christmas, Tesco in Nailsea, and Holy Trinity Church will be teaming up again, with other organisations and individuals from our local community, to provide a Christmas lunch for anyone who would like some company on Christmas Day.

“Last year, this was a real community event, with several organisations and individuals supporting us.

“This year, we hope it will be even bigger and better. If you, or your company, or organisation would like to be involved, please get in touch.”

The lunch will be held in the Trinity Centre, next to Holy Trinity Church in Church Lane, from 1-4pm.

There is no charge although there will be an opportunity to give a donation to a local charity.

Last year Tesco donated the turkey and trimmings for the meal, staff from Gilly’s Café in High Street cooked the feast and a number of clubs donated cooking equipment and bingo cards for games afterwards.

Five staff from Tesco, six churchgoers and five volunteers helped on the day and organisers are now looking for people to help out this year.

To find out more about the meal call 07510 322266, email communitychristmas@hotmail.com or fill in a slip with your name and contact number and post it in the box at the customer service desk in Tesco.

Transport can be provided on the day.


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